§ 21-701. Obedience to signal indicating approach or passage of train
(a) Stop required on approach or passage of train. —
(1) If the driver of a vehicle approaches a railroad grade crossing under any of the circumstances stated in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the driver:
(i) Shall stop within 50 feet but not less than 15 feet from the nearest rail in the crossing; and
(ii) May not proceed until he can do so safely.
(2) The requirements of this subsection apply if:
(i) A clearly visible electric or mechanical signal device warns of the immediate approach or passage of a railroad train;
(ii) A crossing gate is lowered;
(iii) A flagman signals the approach or passage of a railroad train;
(iv) A railroad train approaching within 1,500 feet of the crossing gives a signal audible to traffic approaching the crossing and the railroad train, because of its speed or nearness to the crossing, is an immediate danger; or
(v) A railroad train is plainly visible and is in or is approaching dangerously near to the crossing.
(b) Passage through gate or barrier prohibited. — A person may not drive any vehicle through, around, or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad grade crossing while the gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.
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Similar Law in Other Jurisdictions
- New Hampshire: Section 265:48: Obedience to Signal Indicating Approach of Train
- New York: Section 1170: Obedience to signal indicating approach of train